Trading Platforms

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Online Trading Platforms

In AvaTrade, we believe that every trader has the potential to be successful! To help our traders realise their potential, we are committed to empowering you with a variety of cutting-edge trading platforms.

  • Want to trade the U.S. Dollar or the Euro? With AvaTrade’s trading platforms, you can!
  • Want to trade Cryptocurrencies and get in on the digital coin action? This can be done too with AvaTrade trading platforms.
  • Did you find a potentially lucrative trading opportunity in the Coffee markets? You can trade commodities at AvaTrade, all from the comfort of a single trading account.

Now, it’s time to review the best trading platforms in ZA and choose the one that suits you!

Each one of AvaTrade platforms was expertly crafted to offer traders a seamless trading experience. Whether you prefer manual trading or automated trading, applying your trading strategy will become significantly easier and more enjoyable using these trading platforms.

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Professional Trading Platforms in South Africa

AvaTrade strives to ensure that every british trader, whether beginner or professional, is enjoying the best Forex Trading Platform experience with the highest level of success.

Trading successfully is all about knowing when to enter and exits trades. AvaTrade trading platforms are fully equipped with a rich resource kit, including detailed price charts, advanced technical indicators, state-of-the-art trading tools, powerful risk management features.

In a streamlined trading process, you can pick and choose your favourite assets, analyse market trends effectively with our powerful fundamental and technical analysis tools, and open and close your trades with full control over your portfolio.

Guided by our core value of enabling trading with confidence, we offer the best online trading platforms in ZA with a wealth of financial instruments and award-winning trader services.

Trading Platforms Comparison in AvaTrade

AvaTrade offer you some of the best forex platforms for any type of trader, whether you are a novice or seasoned professional:

Compare Avatrade Top trading Platforms
Platform Details Min. Deposit Available Product Access
MetaTrader 5
  • The world’s most popular trading platform
  • Embedded expert advisors and indicators
  • Free demo account
  Over 60 currency pairs, CFDs, Commodities, Indices, Stocks and Cryptocurrencies trading including Ethereum CFDs PC, Web and Mobile
  • Trade 40+ forex pairs, gold & silver call and put options
  • Use embedded tools are risk manager
  • Free demo account
$1,000 Over 40 currency pairs, Gold, Silver PC and Web
  • Wide selection of top traders to follow
  • Use the signals received on leading trading platforms
  • Free demo account
$500 Over 50 currency pairs, CFDs, Stock indices PC, Web and Mobile
Spread Betting (Metatrader4)


only for traders from the UK/Ireland

  • Spread bet on the world’s most popular platform
  • Comfortable display of charts and quotes
  • Free demo account
  Over 60 currency pairs, CFDs, Commodities, Stocks trading, Indices PC, Web and Mobile

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How to Choose an Online Trading Platform?

Your financial goals and personal needs will guide you to choose the best online trading platform in AvaTrade. Each platform has its own advantages and disadvantages, and their utility for you will depend on your trader profile.

Using the parameters below, understand your trading needs and find the best online trading platform for you.

  • Experience Level: Consider your experience in terms of how long you have been trading, how successful you have been, and how you manage adverse situations in trading.
  • Knowledge Level: Check our education section to see what all traders must know and assess how many of the listed topics you know and don’t know.
  • Assets of Interest: Identify the assets you want to trade and your related knowledge, make sure the trading platform you choose contains the assets you want to trade.
  • Need for Analysis: Analysing the markets is essential when trading and analysis tools can vary according to the platform; determine how your trading plan includes analysis and choose a platform that contains the necessary tools.
  • Level of Control: Advanced trading platforms offer a higher level of control in trading but can be more complex; choose a platform which matches the level of detail you desire to control.
  • Instruments and Strategies: A variety of trading instruments are available – Forex and CFDs, options, automated trading, social trading, copy trading – and each has a dedicated platform; review the platforms and make sure that your trading style is applicable to them.



Trade on the move using our intuitive AvaTradeGO app, with a friendly dashboard and advanced features.


Automated Trading

Our wide range of auto-trading software enables you to copy the trades of experienced forex traders.


Web Trading

You can check your open trades and perform new ones from any browser without downloading.


Mobile Trading

Access your AvaTrade account wherever you are with AvaTradeGO and MT4 mobile apps.


Mac Trading

Trading on your Mac can be done easily with AvaTrade, whether via web trading or a special download.


MQL5 – Signals Service

MQL5 is fully integrated with MT4, so you can subscribe to signals from thousands of Australian and international providers directly from your trading platform .

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How Much Do I Need to Invest to Start?

AvaTrade was founded with the vision that everyone can trade with confidence and enjoy financial freedom.

Thus, we enable all traders, in ZA and around the world, to start trading Forex and CFDs with only 100 USD.  However, successful traders strongly recommend having a strong capital in your trading account to have the power to navigate through all market conditions.

Once you fund your AvaTrade trading account, you will be able to start trading immediately with the trading platform that suits your needs, and also enjoy full access to:

  • Personalised Service: our award-winning account management and customer support services
  • Global Markets: hundreds of instruments including FX and cryptocurrency pairs, commodities, and stocks
  • Trading Arsenal: a fully equipped toolkit with economic calendar, fundamental and technical analysis tools, and risk management features
  • Personal Growth: extensive education materials including guides, eBooks, webinars, and 1-on-1 training covering a wide range of beginner, intermediate, and advanced topics.

Which Trading Platform is Good for What?

  • MetaTrader 4 and MetaTrader 5: becoming a professional trader by having full control over your trading experience, conducting thorough market analysis, trading with any strategy, and employing most beneficial risk management tools.
  • WebTrader: taking your first steps as a beginner trader by focusing on the fundamentals, learning the basics of the world of financial markets and Forex trading, and familiarising with trading while avoiding the confusion of complex advanced matters until more experience is gained.
  • AvaTradeGO: trading anywhere anytime in all levels of experience, accessing the markets with AvaTradeGO mobile trading app from all Android and iOS devices, and never missing any trading opportunity.
  • AvaOptions: diversifying your trading instruments with vanilla options in Forex currency pairs and precious metals, using options as a lucrative main trading strategy or an alternative strategy for risk management purposes.
  • ZuluTrade: utilising trading signals into your portfolio by following the most successful traders in real-time and trading the way they do, whether to save time or to have more versatility.
  • DupliTrade: employing an expert’s trading strategy with automated social trading to copy the positions of champion traders directly into your AvaTrade trading account.

Which Trading Platform is the Best for Beginners?

In AvaTrade, we recommend beginner-level traders to focus primarily on building their foundation on Forex trading and the financial markets. Therefore, an easy-to-use trading platform with simplified features like AvaTrade WebTrader is preferable when taking your first steps in your trading journey.

AvaTrade WebTrader is accessible from any web browser and does not require you to download or install any software. You can monitor the price trends, Buy and Sell your favourite assets, and manage your portfolio in a straightforward way. Moreover, you can utilise other traders’ wisdom in market analysis by using our live feed of market sentiment and make your trading decisions with confidence.

We strongly suggest you to improve your knowledge base by visiting our Trading for Beginners section and learn more about topics like how to trade Forex, how to trade CFDs, Forex terminology, different asset types, different economic indicators, and basic fundamental analysis. Once you are good with the basics of Forex trading, you can confidently move to more complex topics like technical analysis and risk management, and switch to a suitable platform for your advanced trading needs.

Trading Platforms for Beginners – Advantages VS Disadvantages
Advantages Disadvantages
Trade hundreds of instruments from one gateway Doesn’t include advanced technical analysis tools
Market orders, pending orders, and limit orders Automated trading systems are unavailable
Easy-to-use and intuitive user interface Custom technical indicators cannot be added
Simplified trading experience Accessible only from web browsers
Full control on the trading portfolio  
Live feed of market sentiment of traders  
Direct support access with live chat  

Which Trading Platform is the Best for Professionals?

We recognise that professional traders set professional goals and have professional needs. AvaTrade has a wide selection of advanced trading platforms, catering to a variety of methods and strategies adopted by professional Forex traders. Among them, MetaTrader 5 emerges strongly as the best trading platform for professional traders.

MetaTrader 5 is an evolution of the globally popular MT4, refreshed with a simpler user interface and enhanced versatility. MT5 elevates your usual trading experience and gives you more control over your trading strategy with an increased number of built-in technical indicators, market orders, and trading tools. The selection of automated trading systems and Expert Advisors (EAs) are expanded with new copy trading features.

AvaTrade complements the added value of MetaTrader 5 with a comprehensive education section for Professional Trading. You can learn how to take incorporate advanced technical analysis indicators like Ichimoku Cloud Indicator and exercise professional risk management. Guides for advanced Forex trading strategies for professionals are also available.

Trading Platforms for Professionals – Advantages VS Disadvantages
Advantages Disadvantages
Your regular MT4 experience, only improved! The level of detail can be complex for beginners
Pro-level technical analysis with dozens of indicators MT4 scripts must be recoded to adapt for MT5
Ability to add custom indicators and scripts Hedging strategy is disabled
Automated trading, Expert Advisors, and Copy Trading  
Built-in economic calendar and news feeds  
Desktop, mobile, and web trading versions for all devices  


Innovative Trading Platforms for Visionary Trading Styles

At AvaTrade, we fully understand that no two traders are the same. Therefore, we implemented several platforms for you to choose from, both standalone and online. Using the best trading platform to trade Forex and CFDs, you can trade the markets anywhere in the world, any time you prefer. We also offer Duplitrade, automated trading systems which allow you to copy the trades of other successful traders with a simple click on a button. No matter if you are a day trader or a long-term investor, AvaTrade has the right trading platform for you.

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